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Breast Cancer Mum Whose Hair-Cutting Video Became A YouTube Hit Gets Engaged On Daytime TV

22/02/2012 15:16 | Updated 22 May 2015
Breast cancer mum whose hair-cutting video became a YouTube hit gets engaged on daytime TVRex

This story has brightened up our day.

Sara Duncan first made the news when a video showing her six-year-old daughter Lola cutting her hair after chemotherapy for breast cancer was uploaded to YouTube.

The mum-of-two has hit the headlines again after her proud partner, Craig Etchells, took the opportunity of the couple being on national TV to propose.

The couple were on Daybreak to talk about Sara's battle with breast cancer and her video. After telling hosts Kate Garraway and Dan Lobb that the moving video had brought the family closer together, Craig shifted in his seat and said:

"I planned to do something on the London Eye later this morning, but if I can I'd like to hijack 20 seconds to do something special?

"Sara you are the bravest most beautiful girl I've ever met in my life. I spoke to your dad yesterday and asked for his blessing and he said yes.

"Make me the happiest man in the world. Will you marry me?"

Sara, 44, who is also mum to son Finn, nine, barely let him finish before saying yes.

Breast cancer mum whose hair-cutting video became a YouTube hit gets engaged on daytime TVRex

It was all a bit much for presenter Dan, who shed a few tears saying: "Who else needs tissues? I've absolutely gone!"

Sara revealed on the show that she had already had four sessions of chemo, and had two more to go:

"The last one was horrendous. I had lots of side effects but having so much support and the children...helps keep you going. Lola cutting my hair off was very cathartic. We were both laughing. We made it into a happy, giggly positive thing.

"After it had finished it was sheer relief - one, it was a decision made, and also it wasn't as bad as I thought and the dread was over. All my friends said really positive things, giving me confidence."

The couple originally filmed the video as a keepsake for Sara and Lola, but friends and family convinced them to share the clip. They posted it on YouTube and linked it to a Just Giving page and are trying to raise £100,000 for various cancer charities.

"I put it all together and realised the impact it could have," said Craig. "It's a very personal moment and it was very brave of Sara to let it go but we thought we might be able to do some good with it so put it on YouTube.

"We were trying to help Lola understand what it all means. At first it was difficult for her to watch the video without getting upset but she now knows it's for a good cause."

Huge congratulations Sara and Craig from everyone at Parentdish!

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